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au fond de l'impasse Volkswagen...

English translation: to go down the same road as VW

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13:49 Nov 30, 2006
French to English translations [PRO]
Automotive / Cars & Trucks / Renault Clio write-up
French term or phrase: au fond de l'impasse Volkswagen...
In full: A moins que ce ne soit voulu : on comprendrait que Renault ne soit guère tenté de se retrouver au fond de l'impasse Volkswagen... How do you like: 'Unless that was intentional, as you would hardly expect Renault to be eager to find itself boxed-in Volkswagen’s cul-de-sac...? Is it close enough? Dave
David West
Local time: 14:56
English translation:to go down the same road as VW
Explanation:
I don't know much about cars, but I have a hunch what they are saying here is that though the Clio design may have changed a lot over the years, this was probably a smart move from Renault who have been able to adapt to new market conditions.
Anyhow, even without understanding what they truly mean, I think it's same to say that Renault "would not be eager to go down the same road as VW."

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Note added at 2 hrs (2006-11-30 16:29:23 GMT)
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SAFE to say, not same to say.


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Note added at 2 hrs (2006-11-30 16:49:40 GMT) Post-grading
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You're welcome, Dave. Glad to be of help. I know you're sleep deprived, stressed and probably on a tight deadline, but I do feel that I should mention for future reference that according to Kudoz rules you're supposed to leave a question open for at least 24 hours. You may have gotten some better answers!
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Natasha Dupuy
France
Local time: 15:56
Grading comment
Yes, that sounds good. Not that I knew before but VW has been having some hard times recently so that's what it means. Thanks Natasha.
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3 +1to go down the same road as VW
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
to go down the same road as VW


Explanation:
I don't know much about cars, but I have a hunch what they are saying here is that though the Clio design may have changed a lot over the years, this was probably a smart move from Renault who have been able to adapt to new market conditions.
Anyhow, even without understanding what they truly mean, I think it's same to say that Renault "would not be eager to go down the same road as VW."

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Note added at 2 hrs (2006-11-30 16:29:23 GMT)
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SAFE to say, not same to say.


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Note added at 2 hrs (2006-11-30 16:49:40 GMT) Post-grading
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You're welcome, Dave. Glad to be of help. I know you're sleep deprived, stressed and probably on a tight deadline, but I do feel that I should mention for future reference that according to Kudoz rules you're supposed to leave a question open for at least 24 hours. You may have gotten some better answers!

Natasha Dupuy
France
Local time: 15:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Yes, that sounds good. Not that I knew before but VW has been having some hard times recently so that's what it means. Thanks Natasha.

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agree  xxxBourth: That appears to capture it.
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